THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF WATERBORNE TRANSPORTATION ON THE UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER BASIN

Gives history of navigation and the 9-foot channel project, barging and the upper Mississippi basin in perspective, discussion of principal commodities, competing modes, alternate demands on river usage and future projections effecting transportation. Demonstrates the effect of barge transportation on the economy of the Upper Midwest. The principle impact of river commerce on the Upper Mississippi affects North and South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Northwestern Illinois, and Northeastern Missouri. This study brings the economics of waterborne commerce into sharp focus as those economics bear on the general public.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Upper Mississippi Waterway Association

    P.O. Box 3032
    Saint Paul, MN  United States  55165
  • Authors:
    • Lambert, J W
    • Hougland, R W
  • Publication Date: 1975-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 195 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00130524
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Upper Mississippi Waterway Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 14 1978 12:00AM